At Breathe Well, our specialists can help you through the challenges of asthma. We understand the struggles associated with asthma and have specialist training in the area, to help our patients breathe better and live better.
Whether you have suffered from the condition for an extended period of time, or were recently diagnosed, you can turn to our doctors at Breathe Well for support and treatment. No matter where you are in Brisbane, we welcome patients from across the city to our Cleveland office.
Asthma is defined as variable airflow limitation, with variable respiratory symptoms, which may include cough, chest tightness, shortness of breath and wheeze. Asthma onset can be at any age. Asthma is usually reversible, but may become irreversible if it is inadequately treated.
Your doctor may diagnose asthma based on your history, but to support the diagnosis of asthma you will need a breathing test, and if this is normal you may need a Bronchial Provocation Test, which is performed in a lung function lab.
If you are diagnosed with asthma you will most likely need to be on a regular preventer puffer, and a reliever as necessary. If you have very infrequent symptoms you may only need a reliever as necessary.
If your asthma is poorly controlled and you are having symptoms or using the reliever more than twice a week, there are various triggers that may be contributing, and it may be a good idea to see a respiratory specialist to get your asthma back under control.
You don’t need to go through your asthma journey alone, our Cleveland-based specialists are here to offer anyone in Brisbane assistance and support. If you would like to learn more about our specific asthma treatments, please feel free to get in touch with our team, or if you have questions about our appointments, you can find more information here.